This Sunday we are celebrating the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Holy Communion will be offered by intinction.

Serving Sunday: Worship Leader: Pastor Paul Tomkiel; Music Director: Debbie Strouse; Guest Organist: Jim Rearick; Pianist: Michelle McMullen; Acolyte: Cassie McMullen; Assisting Minister: Morgen Hummel; Reader/Communion Assistant: Karen Magnuson; Greeters: Chris and Franie Pollack; Ushers: Ike and Linda Rosensteel; Counters: Jill Lemke, Ike Rosensteel; Sign Changer: Jill Lemke; Sacristan: Delorse Homan; Home Visitors: Lloyd and Marilyn Niemann.

The September Worship Volunteer signup sheets are on the narthex table. Please check your calendars and prayerfully consider a Sunday date and how you might serve.  Sunday school: We’re excited to offer Spark: Activate Faith Sunday school for all kids grades kindergarten to fifth grade. Each week we’ll explore a new Bible story using the Spark Bibles. Parents, each week we’ll send home a Family Page for you to explore that week’s Bible story together as a family.  We’re excited to explore the Old and New Testaments with kids using Spark: Activate Faith Sunday school! Kids will learn a new Bible story each week through activities, music, and buddy activities. Our first class will begin Sunday September 9 at 9:30 AM..

We are collecting wedding anniversaries and birthdates for the persons in our congregation. Please add your dates to the sheet on the narthex table.

Community Worship Service will be held on Sunday, September 2 at 9:30 AM at the Presbyterian Church.

This week we join with the congregations of the Allegheny Synod in praying for St. Luke Lutheran Church in Mt. Union.

Pine Grove Mills Youth Group will meet Sunday, August 26 from 3:30 – 5:30 PM at the Lions Club.

An Invitation: the congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church is invited to share in celebration of the 70th Wedding Anniversary of Sheldon and Lois Corl to be held Saturday, September 15 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM in Rohrbaugh Hall.  RSVP by September 10 to Cinda Corl at 814-238-8742. If no answer leave a message.  Please, no gifts.

Care for Creation: Lutheran Voice and Vocation, September 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, State College.

Pine Grove Mills Farmers Market continues every Thursday until the end of September from 3:00 – 7:00 PM in the church parking lot. Additional parking is available at the Ferguson Township Elementary School. Check the website for weekly updates.

Lutheran Fall Festival, Saturday, September 22, 2018, Legion Park in Hollidaysburg.  Includes vendors, food, music, and outdoor worship.  Festival from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. The festival is free, dinner tickets are $10.00. The meal is at 5:00 PM and worship at 6:30 PM.  Tickets can be ordered by contacting the Synod Office Payment is due when placing orders.

Harvest Fest, Saturday, October 6 at St. Paul Lutheran Church parking lot.  Time is 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. St. Paul is to provide hospitality for the vendors and workers. Watch for a signup sheet for a listing of needs.

Stewardship Moment: John 6:68 —  Simon Peter answered Jesus, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.” We hear so many voices in our culture luring  us to follow by promising us prosperity, power, fun,  escape, prestige, etc. But steward disciples know that only  Jesus has the words of true life, eternal life.  We listen only for Jesus’ words.

Are you interested in becoming a prayer partner? A sign-up sheet is on the narthex table to become a prayer partner with another person. See Jill Lemke or Linda Muthler for more details.

Each Sunday the Texas Roadhouse restaurant has a deal for you and St. Paul. Dine at the Texas Roadhouse on any given Sunday and show them your current Sunday bulletin; you will receive 10% off your bill and the restaurant will donate $1.00 to St. Paul. One bulletin per person to be eligible for this deal.